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The earliest incarnation of The Joint began in late 2006, when Jon Tyler Smith and Aaron Tymec were introduced through a mutual friend and quickly began writing songs together. The following summer, Warren Gies would join on drums. The band sorted through multiple line ups before – in early 2010 – solidifying the final line up of 4 when Tyler Hodgkinson joined on bass, and Jon Tyler Smith took on lead vocal duties.
Their first milestone as a band was in Oshawa’s annual “Bandwarz” competition 2010, where they won the studio time used to record their first EP entitled “Just A Taste” (released January 21 2011). The next would be their 1st place win in the Triumph Musician Search Contest 2011, with their song/music video for “The Preacher”, after competing with numerous bands in the Durham Region. The Joint has appeared on local TV programs such as Rogers “Daytime” multiple times, The first being asked after The Joint took 1st place of the week on their debut show together as the current line-up at "Bandwarz 2010 which had brought them some minor local success. More recently, working to promote their new album “Young Essence”, they have been featured on 94.9 The Rock based in Oshawa, ON (week of October 8-12 2012) on “Indie at 8”, a show that highlights independent artists. They’ve also been featured on radio stations such as; The Riot (Durham College/UOIT), CFRE Radio (University of Toronto), and Trent Radio (Trent University). In summer of 2013 the band performed a full set of music on WZRD 88.3 fm in Chicago (Northeastern Illinois University) and will visit "The Real Radio Show" in New York City.
In addition to performing at events such as Canadian Music Week, Durham College’s Reel Music Festival, and the Music By The Bay Festival in Pickering, ON, The Joint has frequented venues in Toronto and other parts of southern Ontario and Quebec.
It was many of the bands early songs that came to make up their first full length release, appropriately titled “Young Essence”, in 2012. “Young Essence” was recorded at Chalet Studios in Claremont, ON with engineer Theo Posthumus. The album took one year to complete, and was released on October 2, 2012 to select local independent retailers, and to iTunes and other online retailers on December 18, 2012. Four singles from the album have been released in the form of music videos including the title track and the band’s latest video “Livin’ With You”.
The band has been hard at work during the fall of 2013 on what will become their second full length album, aiming for an early 2014 release. Keep an eye on the band’s official site and social media outlets for big changes, and big news to come as we progress into the new year!
The Joint is:
Jon Tyler Smith – Vocals/Guitar
Aaron Tymec – Guitar
Warren Gies – Drums
Tyler Hodgkinson – Bass Guitar
Debut album “Young Essence” available at:
Wilson & Lee Music Store (Oshawa, Ontario, Canada)
The Music Scene (Whitby, Ontario, Canada)
Wasted Space (Oshawa, Ontario, Canada)
Available everywhere on iTunes
*The Joint's First (Single/ Demo) titled “Lady Jade” released March 21st 2010.
*E.P- "Just a Taste" (January 18th 2011)
*FULL ALBUM "Young Essence" (October 2nd 2012)
1st Single- "Get Off The Rock" release date Sep 27th, 2012
2nd Single- "I'm Your Burden" release date Dec 18th, 2012
3rd Single- "Young Essence" release date Mar 11th, 2013
4th Single- "Livin' With You" release date Sep 20th, 2013
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